Comparing Education System

I love ‘comparative education’ module. The module is awesomely inspiring and yet makes me feel intimidated because of my own Malaysian education system. Why? Me, feel inadequate, of Malaysian education system? Honestly, after comparing and learning about other country’s education system, Malaysian education is too idealistic. Far from achievable target. They are running for things that they can’t catch.

There’s a Malay proverb which goes “Yang dikejar tak dapat, yang dikendong berciciran”. It means, you can’t get things that you chase, and you are losing things that you carry. Example, we are trying to make younger Malaysian competitive in scientific field, by making them learning Mathematic, Science and Technology subject, in English. That’s not a bad idea though but please, be realistic. There are many whose English proficiency level is below average. Plus, about 2 over 3 primary schools in Malaysia that do not get basic facilities (basic facilities = electricity, phone lines, and clean water). But why on earth we neglect these schools?

An excerpt from DSAI’s article:

Meskipun kerajaan telah merwarwarkan Sekolah Bestari selama lebih sedekad, Pelan Induk Pembangunan Pendidikan telah mendedahkan bahawa hampir 20% daripada sekolah-sekolah rendah kita tidak mempunyai bekalan air bersih; hampir 35% tiada makmal komputer; lebih dari satu perlima tiada makmal sains dan satu persepuluh tidak mempunyai bekalan elektrik sempurna. Secara keseluruhannya, lebih dua pertiga sekolah rendah tidak mempunyai kemudahan yang lengkap. Ini merupakan tambahan kepada pendedahan YB Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail di dalam suratnya kepada Menteri Pelajaran bertarikh 13 Disember 2006 bahawa peratusan perbelanjaan pendidikan kita ketinggalan berbanding Senegal, Malawi dan Kenya di samping kita tergolong di kalangan 24 negara termasuk Palestin dan Maldive yang menghadapi kemerosotan enrolmen sekolah rendah antara 1999 hingga 2004.

Imagine, that God make you born in rural area and experience difficulties in getting necessities. Just imagine. Imagine their fate is yours. So, how on earth you want them to learn science, math and english, plus technology? Even necessities is far from their imagination. I would say, the money should go to these people, because they have rights to get decent education.

We want to develop Malaysia, but we don’t develop the people. So who are going to continue the legacy later? So before we develop the country, develop the human resource first, make them love Malaysia, don’t lose Malaysian elites to the developed country (US, UK, Singapore, etc).

US and UK achievement is better, although they don’t have bombastic policy and national education of philosophy. Obviously because they target what they can achieve and develop the people who can develop the country.

Further reading: KEITH LEONG’s article


PS: Er, can I use this piece for my assignment?

Comic relief and Cardiff

Bismillah (In the name of Allah) I start my day and doings, and I seek his blessings and forgiveness, of whatever I do.

Firstly on Comic relief day (16 march), a day when everyone being silly to raise donation. Well, you are supporting it if you buy and eat Muller corner yogurt. *wink* Doesn’t mean you donate, you can’t feel good about it. More about Comic Relief, you can read it by yourself from Wikipedia’s article. I give credits to people who had pour their brain into it. Therefore, you too readers, support them!

(Pssstt… even Tony Blair was being funny, see the video of him “don’t bovvered” with Catherine Tate. Cool huh?? Wonder our PM will do that, hmmm~ *garu dagu yang tidak gatal*)

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And here I am supporting the day for the sake of humanity and sense of humour.

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Ainee is trying to be comical

You can also have a picture with a red nose, just need to go to this site.

Right, yesterday we went to Malaysian Games in Cardiff University. Woke up at 2 am, leaving Marjon at 3.45 am, then arrived in Cardiff at 7am. I play no sport but support. Heheh. I wish to join in but I myself can’t catch up with the practise schedule. Prolly I will buat MARJON malu if I participate. LOL.

So here are the glorious achievements that MARJON made:

  1. GOLD- Woman single badminton
  2. GOLD- Woman table tennis
  3. BRONZE- Netball

and the glorious ever;

.:For the first time, MARJON able to send participants for FUTSAL:.

Now, isn’t that marvellous?

Ummahfilm is in London!

Assalamualaikum (peace to be upon you) all. I know there are many youtubers (people who love youtube) out there and one of the channel that I like to watch is ummahfilms. This guy is from US and always have brilliant, witty, funny approach in their videos. Basically talking about the reality of today’s Muslim.

Believe me! They’re totally funny!. Have a peek on their first video

Good news is, they’re coming over to the UK!!!

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I have been notified that seating is limited so please click on the following link to reserve your seats:

For bookings and ticket-related queries:
Mohammed Marikar or Anna Cooke, [email protected]

For general queries about the event:
Imran Younas, [email protected]

Best of PMS 2006

There are so many things that make me ponder while attending PMS 2006. I think it really opens my mind. Questions that always linger, answered during the talks. Subhanallah. What a miracle. Yet I am glad to be chosen to be chosen to go to his garden of heaven (in a hadith, knowledge event is considered as garden of heaven because Allah loves people who seek knowledge. Isn’t that wonderful?). Alhamdulillah.

I feel glad that I could spend some time blogging today. Today is one of the most significant celebration for muslim (people who embrace islam and totally submit himself to Allah). Prophet Abraham (Ibrahim) sacrificed his love for his son, as his love to Allah is much greater and Ishmael (Ismail) also sacrifices his life for the sake of Allah’s command. This story shows that Allah wants to test His messengers. More stories of it from quranic view, read here. Subhanallah (all the praises to Allah), imagine the sacrifice that we do today, compared to what we do today. I bet if someone asks us to sacrifise our house, to be given to other people, I bet we will protect it by hook or by crook, fighting over it with teeth and nails. Hmm, this reminds me of Palestinians, who lost their houses and lands to Israelis. Verily, those people who died to protect their faith, sacrifice because of Allah, will be granted heaven, insya Allah. May the souls of those people who died in the war will be blessed and granted rewards. I envy them. I really wish I could do something for my religion and go to heaven. Doing good deeds is not enough. I want to contribute to Islam, and want people to know the truth about Islam. As mentioned in alqasas; “It is true thou wilt not be able to guide every one whom thou lovest; but Allah guides those whom He will and He knows best those who receive guidance.”.Because there are people who have misconception about Islam and it is our (muslim) responsible to clarify about the Islam. In these days, people think Islam relates with terrorism, however, it is absolutely not true, as Islam means peace. Professor Dr. Kamal Helbawy mentioned in his talk on 25th December 2006, “Muhammad (p.b.u.h) says that Islam is not extremist, yet terrorist, and he wants us to take the moderate path”. Absolutely prophet Muhammad (pbuh) does not teach us to be terrorist as he himself is a loving, caring man, patience with all the obstacles given to him. Even though he encountered insults, threats, and many more tests, he still remains patience. In the end, his fight for Allah’s deen (religion), Islam has been spread to 2 over 3 part of world map and Islam had experience the most glory time of civilisation. That time, he was no longer alive, but because of Islam teachings, Muslims glorified with numbers of academicians and discovery of knowledge.

With Islam, every single human get benefit, including non-Muslims, as Islam is a religion which means to bring peace to all over the world [rahmatan lilalamin]. In present time, he is still be remembered and loved. According to orientalist view, he is in the first place of the most influential people in the century, as listed by Michael Hart in his book.

I haven’t blog for quite a long time. Insya Allah (with Alla’s will) I will write about my itinerary soon. According to plan, we want to go to Portsmouth tomorrow, then the day after tomorrow, to Stansted London then to Ireland. Insya Allah. Pray for our safety.